Me-Too Media: iPad Ads

Yesterday here: How They Will Make You HATE The iPad

Today there: Here’s What Ads Might Look Like On The iPad

What do the doubters in yesterday’s Comments have to say now?

Everyone seems to have forgotten Apple’s acquisition of a mobile ad purveyor. You think that won’t be used? The ad display framework will be built into future versions of Safari.

And then Apple will also be an ad agency.

Just like Google.

About these ads

8 responses to “Me-Too Media: iPad Ads

  1. You can always vote with your feet. It doesn’t matter how big the ad is; if you don’t visit the website, then you won’t see the ad.

    That’s capitalism in action.

  2. >>>That’s capitalism in action.

    Let me throw that eejitastic cant right back at you. You have a blog. You don’t run ads. But the ad display framework in Safari doesn’t give a shit about that because ads are *Apple’s* gig and it’s *Apple’s* device and *Apple’s* browser, so your ad-free blog *will* display with an ad whether you like it or not. Is *that* “capitalism” you’ll live with?

  3. Here at Mike Cane’s Anti-Apple FUDland, you deduce with certainty that Apple will subject iPad Safari users to static ads.

    While I suppose they could do just that, I seriously doubt that they would. Apple’s business is selling personal electronics (not ad impressions). Apple highly values is the user-experience. For example, even though they could be paid a few extra bucks for doing so, they don’t pre-install third-party crapware on their Macs or festoon them with corporate stickers like a NASCAR.

    I am confident that Apple won’t do anything as annoying with the iPad as what is being proposed here.

    On the other hand, there is no accounting for the greed of individual websites. We users will shun those sites whose advertising becomes too obnoxious. That’s the free market at work.

    But don’t let reality stop you from proactively blaming the world’s problems on Apple.

  4. >>>I am confident that Apple won’t do anything as annoying with the iPad as what is being proposed here.

    Apple did not buy a mobile ad purveyor as a collector’s item.

    Do you think hardware will always cost what it does? As it all drops in price, to near-commodity levels, Apple will team up with carriers (if any are left) or try to make up those lost margins (and they will be lost) by retrieving them with ad splattering. Oh, it will be done all so Apple-tastefully — to begin with — but money is money, and that is what Apple is in business to do: make money.

    The Internet started out with easily-ignored banner ads. Look at it today.

  5. In the world where everything seems to going to hell. Apple (at least for me) has fought the entropy of the least common denominator to raise expectations of user experience to new levels. While others are tempted to cut corners, and create the cheapest devices possible, Apple refuses to release products that aren’t best in class. They are often criticized for not competing at the bottom end, but Apple nonetheless has been gaining marketshare and making plenty of money without having to compromise (and tarnish) their brand.

    Nevertheless if things go the way you predict, I’ll bet Apple will be the last (not the first company) to gum up their products with ads.

  6. “Apple did not buy a mobile ad purveyor as a collector’s item.”
    – True, but they bought it so that developers could use the framework to build Apps with ads . . . if we don’t like them, we won’t download them.

    “Do you think hardware will always cost what it does? As it all drops in price, to near-commodity levels, Apple will team up with carriers (if any are left) or try to make up those lost margins (and they will be lost) by retrieving them with ad splattering.”
    – NOT! Apple does not produced commodity products. They produce higher priced products with higher value. They tend to keep the price fairly steady, while adding value.

    “. . . but money is money, and that is what Apple is in business to do: make money.”
    – they make money by making great products, not by reducing the quality of the user experience.

  7. You will see.

  8. The coming move by Apple is inevitable. Look at the gobs of cash Google makes — and what does Google manufacture? Nothing. It makes no discernable money from Android, nothing from *the users* of any of its products. It’s an ad company now. This is its primary business. It’s what brings in the massive money. Apple has finally caught on to that.